Tom Hickey's California Crimes, books 3, 4, and 5
THE VENUS DEAL (San Diego, Mount Shasta, Denver, Tijuana, 1942) A gifted jazz singer leaves her job at a San Diego nightclub, in which Tom is a partner, to avenge the crimes of a spiritualist guru.
THE LOUD ADIOS (San Diego, Tijuana, 1943) While Tom serves as an M.P. on the San Diego/Tijuana border, he discovers occultist Nazis plotting to make Baja California a German colony. St. Martins Press/ Private Eye Writers of America Best First P.I. Novel
THE ANGEL GANG (Lake Tahoe, San Diego, L.A., 1950) An L.A. mob’s beef against Tom results in the kidnap of pregnant Wendy Hickey. Tom alone can’t rescue her, but if he can enlist the help of angels …
The books are signed hardback first editions from St. Martin's Press, with different covers than shown above.